CHICAGO - With all the Thanksgiving focus, many may have missed Governor Pat Quinn's stunning new campaign about public pensions. It's supposed to be cartoon, but Squeezy the Pension Python (we kid you not) is more of an awkward, strange info-mercial telling the people of Illinois what a pension is.
How much did this embarrassment cost the same taxpayers it's meant to influence?
Check out one sentence at :27 into the promo. "Sometimes the employer's a private company, but more often nowdays, the employer's a government body..." What the heck does that tell you about the philosophy its writers are trying to get across?
Comes down to a case of promises broken and a pool of money drained - the "pension squeeze." That's when "Squeezy the Pension Python" is introduced. The pathetic piece ends with kids' voices saying, "Thanks in advance." In advance of what? Another 67 percent tax hike in addition to the "temporary" one added two years ago? How could it get worse in Illinois?
Oh we also found that Squeezy has his own Facebook fan page now. It's got 78 fans now.
We're just wondering why the Governor didn't spend a few more dollars and call in full length animated film stars Wreck-It Ralph and Fix-It Felix to do the job?